David Beckham apparently suffered from ‘psychological difficulties’ after being dropped by Steve McClaren… so reckons Real Madrid manager Fabio Capello.
The former ManYoo player resigned as England captain after the World Cup in Germany before being axed from the squad after McClaren succeeded Sven-Goran Eriksson as England manager.
Now, widespread belief sees Beckham’s future at the Bernabeu in doubt after he stalled on signing a new contract following his lack of involvement in the Real team since Capello was appointed manager.
However, the Italian believes Beckham’s omission from the England set-up has had serious repercussions for the 31 year old.
He told Sky Sports: "I think Beckham is an outstanding professional. He
always gives his best both in training and when he is playing. But a coach needs the overall picture. In Beckham’s case, he has had
bad times after being left out of England’s national team. Those are moments which produce psychological difficulties. Now he’s
regaining all his composure. The other day in the Champions League he played very well and now he
seems to have become the Beckham we once knew. But I think the hardest
test for him was to stop being captain of the England team." [Mof Gimmers]